Newly designed report cards for Iroquois students in grades kindergarten through five will be rolled out at the end of the first marking period.
Forty teachers received training in evidence-gathering techniques for the report cards, which are better aligned with the Common Core and its more-rigorous requirements.
“It’s a very difficult task,” MaryJo Dudek, assistant superintendent for curriculum, said last week. “It will be a topic of continual discussion.”
She said parents will get a preview of the new report card prior to Dec. 3.
In other matters, Superintendent Douglas Scofield confirmed that Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin Pisa will be the new school resource officer, which the district will share with Alden, Holland, North Collins and the Springville-Griffith school districts.
Pisa will visit all five districts in September and meet with high school principals so a consistent message can be delivered across the districts, Scofield said. The officer will spend about 20 percent of his time at Iroquois.
“He will develop relationships in the schools but also provide a liaison with other law officials,” the superintendent said. “As we’ve seen around the nation, things can happen.”
State Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan secured state funding for the position, which is being administered in cooperation with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.
Also, the board approved mission statements that aim to continue to develop the ambassador program and better inform the Iroquois community of budget implications and boost voter participation.
Also, a program piloted by the Elma Primary Parent Teacher Organization is being expanded to the other PTOs within the district. The One Check Campaign will give parents the choice to opt out of fundraisers and simply write a check in support of their school’s PTO.